Lincoln student aims to climb Kilimanjaro

A student at the University of Lincoln is hoping to raise money for charity to fulfil his lifetime ambition of hiking the highest freestanding mountain the world, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Jack Lawrence, 20, is looking to raise £2,895 for Childreach International, and the opportunity to climb Kilimanjaro isn’t the main reason as to why Jack took part in the fundraising scheme.

By doing a Childreach International Challenge Event, Jack would be visiting a nearby Childreach project in Tanzania to see how the money he’s fundraised is used.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, is the highest freestanding mountain in the world (Photo: Chris73 / Wikimedia Commons)

“Childreach International work with children across the world in some of the hardest countries to grow up in,” Jack said.

“I’m doing it because not only is it a great opportunity for myself but it’s a chance to help those that are less fortunate.

“The money I raise will go to the children in Tanzania and will help them attend school and it will also provide food for them.”

Jack needs to raise his target by June if he’s to visit Tanzania, and he admitted that the chance to climb Kilimanjaro is a unique opportunity.

He said: “It’s a great chance, and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and achievement.”

“I’d love to test myself and to see the view at the summit would be pretty incredible.”

The climb up to Kilimanjaro would last six days, with the fifth day dedicated to reaching the peak just after sunrise.

If you want to donate to Childreach International and make Jack’s dream come true, you can visit his fundraising page here.